Club is flying after getting grant money

Dalzell Flying Club vice-president Jim Latimer (left) and secretary Alan Selfridge receive the cheque from Asda's Bernadette Hart to carry out repairs to the club house.
Dalzell Flying Club vice-president Jim Latimer (left) and secretary Alan Selfridge receive the cheque from Asda's Bernadette Hart to carry out repairs to the club house.

Dalzell Flying Club has been awarded £1,721 from Asda in Motherwell to carry out repairs at its clubhouse in Bellshill Road.

In partnership with Foundation Scotland, Asda is distributing half of the proceeds of the Scottish Government’s 5p bag charge through Asda carrier bag community grants, which provide up to £2,000 for local projects and good causes.

Local groups apply to Foundation Scotland for funding and a regional selection panel comprised of Asda colleagues helps to choose the projects to benefit.

The club will be using the funding to contribute towards extensive improvements including repairs to the roof and structural walls.

President Douglas Telfer said: “We’re delighted that our application for an Asda carrier bag community grant was successful. The funds will definitely have a positive impact in our local community.

“Without this generous grant, we simply wouldn’t be able to make the needed repairs to our clubhouse. The club is over 100 years old and the clubhouse itself is about 90 years old, so the repairs are crucial in helping us continue to operate. We really cannot thank Asda enough for helping us secure the funds.”

Asda Motherwell community life champion Bernadette Hart added: “We want the carrier bag charge to have long-term social and environmental benefits, and we want to ensure the funds raised are spent locally.

“By working with Foundation Scotland, we can ensure that the bag charge benefits small projects and good causes that matter most to our local community. It’s fantastic to see the positive impact it’s already making in Motherwell.”

Asda’s carrier bag community grants can help meet a wide range of costs for community groups, including general running costs, training, equipment and materials, and even local community activities and events.

Foundation Scotland chief executive Giles Ruck said: “Foundation Scotland is thrilled to be working with Asda to help distribute proceeds from the carrier bag charge.

“With over 16 years of grant-making experience, we are using our knowledge to ensure the funds are used to help improve, strengthen and benefit the communities around Asda stores across the country.”

For more info visit Foundation Scotland